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Boueng Keng Kang Market

Boeung Keng Kang Market is a popular market among young Cambodia looking for fashion items to affordable prices. The Market is located in the south part of BBK1, between Street 380 and Street 392.

At Boeung Keng Kang Market you can find all the usual markets supplies such as fresh vegetables, meat, households supplies, clothes and beauty parlors. But what makes Boeung Keng Kang Market a little bit unique is that you can also find a lot of stalls selling vintage clothes, shoes and bags from other parts of Asia.

 

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Kandal Market (Phsar Kandal)

Kandal Market is a genuine local market that is located in the center of Phnom Penh close to Riverside. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Kandal which translates to “market in the middle” or “central market”, not to be confused with the “real” Central Market, Phsar Thmei.

Kandal Market does not look like much from the outside but when you get further in it is relatively clean and fresh, even though the walkways are small and narrow. The Market is filled with goods like clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags but the majority of it is fresh food for the locals.

The Market is open from early morning until late evening but some of the stalls inside the market close at 5-6pm.

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Olympic Market

Olympic Market is one of the best places in town to find nice fabrics, most of the fabrics are end-of-roll textiles from the local garment industry. The Market is also a popular market among young Cambodians, they come to market to buy clothes, shoes, accessories and other fashion items. You can find a lot of imported products at Olympic Market, most of them are imported from China, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Market is located close to the Olympic stadium, in the west end of Sihanouk Blvd.

 

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Orussey Market (Phsar Orussey)

Orussey Market is the biggest market and the commersial center for Cambodians in Phnom Penh. You can find almost anything at Orussey Market but it is not recommended if you are in a hurry or just want to get souvenirs. The market has everything from fresh food, household supplies, garden tools to electronics, accessories, clothing, decoration  and much more.

The market is housed in a big square building, painted in white and blue. It is enormous inside and it is easy to get lost if you do not know your way. Orussey Market has three floors with stalls; ground floor house food in all kinds, kitchen supplies, tools, garden tools, and electronics, the first and second floor has clothing, accessories, tailors, curtains, jewelry and fabric.

Orussey Market is definitely worth a visit if you have time and patience since it has a great supply and good prices. You will also find a lot small shops and stalls around the market.

Orussey Market gives you an opportunity to interact with the local people and get an idea of their food habits and daily life, since it is the main shopping center for the Cambodians.

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Russian Market (Toul Tom Poung)

Russian Market is the most popular market among tourists and expats and probably the best place to pick up souvenirs.  It does not look like much from the outside but when you get in you will find everything from beautifully hand carved statues, colorful lanterns and handmade silk scarves to fake bags, printed T-shirts and DVDs.

Russian market is located in the south part of Phnom Penh and is known to the locals as Phsar Toul Tom Poung. The reason why it is called Russian market is because it was a popular market among the Russian expats during the 1980s when most of the western expats in Phnom Penh were Russian.

It is a narrow and sometimes steamy market since most of the stalls do not have Air-conditions or even a fan, but it is still worth the visit and if you get tired you can always take a relaxing coffee at one of the cafés around the market.


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Old Market (Phsar Chas)

Old Market (Phsar Chas) is a centrally located, local market, behind Night Market just one block west of riverside in the south end of the Old French Quarter. If you are looking for typical Cambodian souvenirs then you have come to the wrong place but if you want to get a glimpse of the local culture this is the market to go to.

Locals come to Phsar Chas to buy almost everything; fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, household supplies, clothes, shoes, motor cycle parts, religious items and jewelry, or to get their hair and nails done or to get something tailored or fixed. You could almost say it is like a Cambodian Wallmart.

If you want to buy fresh fish and vegetable you should try to get there as early as possible before the best goods are sold out. Some of the stalls open already around 5am and at 6am you can expect all of them to be open.

In the late afternoon, from 4pm, food vendors and fruit sellers set up mats along Street 13 in preparation for the evening market.

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Night Market (Phsar Reatrey)

Night Market in Phnom Penh is located just by the riverfront and offers a wide and varied range of Cambodian handicrafts silks, art, clothes and souvenirs. The market was originally aimed towards visitors and tourists but interestingly thought is that it is probably more popular among Cambodians than foreigners.

The market has a more relaxing, cooler and festive atmosphere than a typical local market in Phnom Penh. In the middle of the market is a big stage where they most of the time have some kind of performance or concert. There is also a picnic area behind the stage where you can sit down and enjoy the food from the food stands and listen to music.

The Night Market is opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5 pm to midnight.

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Central Market (Phsar Thmei)

Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Thmei which translates to “new market”.

The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre. It consists of four wings dominated by a central dome, the design allows maximum ventilation. It is probably the cleanest and most airy market in Phnom Penh. The Market was recently renovated to restore its old glory. The renovation was financed by the French government and finished in March of 2011.

The Market is filled with stalls selling gold and silver jewelry, electronic equipment, clothing, fake watches and bags, suitcases, dried and fresh food and lots of souvenirs.
Central Market is definitely the best and freshest market for browsing, but it has a reputation for overpricing on most products.